Earth Day Symposium
The symposium is an annual educational and networking event for local government, students and planning professionals. It provides tools for implementing environmental initiatives in new projects throughout the St. Louis area.
2015 St. Louis Earth Day Symposium
WHEN: June 3, 2015
- Registration and breakfast begin at 8am
- Presentations begin at 8:30am
- Poster Session starts at 4:00pm and includes a reception for all attendees.
WHAT: The Earth Day Symposium provides educational and networking opportunities for local government officials, community leaders, and professionals from diverse backgrounds in the planning and environmental fields. This year’s Symposium will be focused on “Livable Communities.”
WHERE: St. Louis University ll Monastero, St. Louise Room
3050 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
2015 Program Overview
Attendees will learn about current and future sustainability practices that are changing the face of our cities and neighborhoods, while creating a positive environmental, social, and political impact in our communities. Focus will be on transportation, food, biodiversity and community within a livable community. Attendees will also learn about successes in communities across the U.S. and how those projects are being used as models here at home. Presenters include national and local experts as well as accomplished peers.
Through an interdisciplinary approach and networking opportunities, attendees will connect and engage with others, understand their work in a greater context and learn from both peers and regional experts.
- Transportation: Alternative transportation; safe, accessible walkways and bike ways; Complete Streets
- Food: Local food production; residential composting; food hubs; equal access to healthy, local food; addressing challenges
- Biodiversity: Green infrastructure; soil health and pollination; land labs; rain gardens
- Community: Environmental justice; green jobs; urban economic development; neighborhood greenways
Call for Proposals:
- Presenters (Deadline: March 15)
- Poster displays (Deadline: March 31)
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Symposium Partners & Sponsors
American Society of Civil Engineers – St. Louis (Environmental and Water Resources Group) • East-West Gateway Council of Governments • Greenway Network • Horticulture Co-op of Metro St. Louis • Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District • Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative • Missouri American Water • Missouri Botanical Garden – Earthways Center • Missouri Department of Conservation • Missouri Department of Natural Resources • OneSTL • Regional Chamber of Commerce • SCI Engineering • St. Louis Higher Education Sustainability Consortium • St. Louis University – Center for Sustainability • US Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter • Washington University
Symposium Planning Committee
Year after year, the Symposium is stitched together by a team of volunteer professionals and community leaders under the facilitation of St. Louis Earth Day. Without their help, the event would pale in comparison to the vibrant program that returns year after year. Their expertise helps identify the most pressing environmental issues of the day and recruit top-notch speakers from across the region. Meet the 2015 committee members.
Interested in being part of our planning committee?
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.